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Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 44,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 65 percent of the Fortune 500, 45 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Come be part of our journey!

What makes Tenable such a great place to work?

Ask a member of our team and they’ll answer, “Our people!” We work together to build and innovate best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our customers; all while creating a culture of belonging, respect, and excellence where we can be our best selves. When you’re part of our #OneTenable team, you can expect to partner with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry, and have the support and resources you need to do work that truly matters. We deliver results that exceed expectations and we win together!

Your Role:

Tenable is not only building great security products and carving out a completely new category, but we are also building a world-class engineering culture, and committed to hiring the very best.

We are looking for a highly motivated Sr. Engineering Manager with experience in product security development that is customer-focused, and empathetic people manager to help lead our award-winning SaaS enterprise and On-Prem vulnerability management products. These products enable organizations to address the ever-evolving challenge of understanding and mitigating their cybersecurity risk, while keeping their data under their control.

Your Opportunity

  • Drive development serving a global customer base in SaaS product offering

  • Build & maintain high performing teams that may be a combination of on-site and remote engineers, ensuring a great working environment for both cohorts

  • Manage teams for cloud-based with extensive experience with AWS

  • Collaborate with Product management and Engineering leadership to help define the strategy, roadmap and execution for the various products

  • Ensure reliable execution and delivery of projects by setting your teams up for successful delivery through clear direction

  • Lead teams in understanding priorities, roadmap planning, identifying dependencies, and ensure the on-time delivery of product features via repeatable process

  • Close collaborations with PM, PgM, and Architecture to ensure all functions are aligned and relevant information is communicated effectively

  • Mentor engineers of various levels of experience to ensure our engineers are engaged, challenged, and meeting their professional development goals

  • Fostering a culture of positive collaboration, learn from failures, and continual improvement

What You’ll Need:

  • 4+ years of experience as an engineering manager in SaaS and on-prem based product development

  • Capacity to understand complex software architecture, specifically SaaS systems and Microservices

  • Experience leading projects and coaching engineers through a project’s lifecycle in an Agile environment, utilizing Scrum and/or Kanban

  • Comfortable dealing with changes as we respond to a rapidly changing marketplace

  • Ability to attract and hire great engineers, manage and mentor them and make them successful

  • An ability to work with a remote team and lead them to sustainable long-term success

  • A passion for Quality and a “Get Stuff Done” attitude that is balanced by a sense of responsibility to your customers and team

  • An ability to understand complex software environments and end-to-end system architecture flows (with a solid understanding of Microservices)

  • Experience with developing and maintaining complex applications in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

  • Knowledge of best practices related to legacy development, scalability and performance

  • Understanding of building microservices, along with their benefits and challenges

  • Experience in the cybersecurity space

  • B.S or M.S. Degree in Computer Science or a related field

And Ideally

  • Knowledge of best practices related to high availability, fault tolerance, scalability, and performance

  • Previous hands-on experience in Java/Kotlin, Elasticsearch, Postgres or Dynamo

  • Previous/Current development experience in containerized distributed systems is a plus

  • Career evolution from software developer, technical lead to management positions



This is the base pay range for this position. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, location and experience, and may fall outside of the range shown. Employees are also eligible for variable compensation in addition to base pay (commission for sales roles, bonus for non-sales roles), depending on company and individual performance. Tenable also offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits which include: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; an employee stock purchase plan; an employee referral program; flexible spending accounts; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); education assistance; parental leave; paid time off (PTO); company-paid holidays; health and wellness events; and community programs.

US Pay Ranges
$151,000$201,666.67 USD

If you’ve reached this point, and you’re still not sure if you should apply…..Just do it! We’re human and we don’t fit a perfect mold. Having diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, that’s a good thing! If you’re coming from outside of the cyber industry - great! If you’re looking to try something new - awesome! All we ask is you bring passion to all that you do, crave creativity and innovation, and embrace the hard work of gaining new skills and accepting big challenges.

We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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